Keith Schmidt commenced his career with Kingborough as a 23-year-old in 1945 and went on to play 217 games across 21 seasons as a one-club player. A genuine all-rounder he was a quality batsman, clever leg-spin bowler and reliable slip fielder.
Schmidt was a member of Kingborough’s 1946/47 premiership team, and later in his career achieved success as captain in the 1957/58 Grand Final success over Glenorchy at the TCA Ground including claiming 4/15 in the 152 run first-innings victory.
His best season with the ball was in 1954/55 with 55 wickets @ 11.07, whilst with the bat he scored over 500 runs in each of the 1949/50, 1956/57 and 1957/58 seasons. His overall record of 7,096 runs @ 31.12, 487 wickets @ 16.91 and 154 catches is one of the most outstanding all-round records in the competition’s history.
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